Advanced Body Scan of Newport is a physician owned facility that opened in June 2001 with a mission to provide the community with cutting edge diagnostic and screening medical imaging procedures. Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) is an innovative outgrowth of Computed Tomography (CT) technology specifically developed to acquire images fast enough to freeze the beating heart. This ‘Ultrafast’ cat scanner is open and non-claustrophobic, and the X-ray radiation used to acquire the body images is only about 20% of what you would receive from a conventional CT scanner. The full body EBT scan delivers not much more radiation than your total annual radiation exposure from natural causes.
When you visit us at Advanced Body Scan of Newport, you can be assured that you will be made to feel welcome and nurtured from your initial greeting to your final medical consultation. You stay fully clothed for the exam which takes only a few minutes to complete. No shots or needles are involved. You simply lie down on your back, hold your breath for a few seconds while the images are taken, and within minutes, you can see the results yourself on the screen.
Advanced Body Scan of Newport offers discount scan packages to corporate customers. Our sales staff will be happy to answer any questions and customize any multiple scan package to meet your needs.
Only GE-Imatron™ Electron Beam CT Scanners have FDA approval for Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring and CT Coronary Angiography.
Heart Scan: Coronary Artery Calcium Score the EBT Heart Scan is a breakthrough in Early Detection and Cardiac Risk Assessment. Coronary artery calcium is a marker for plaque in a blood vessel. These calcium deposits form years before the first symptoms of heart disease, such as chest pain or shortness of breath, appear.
Full Body Scan: The Body Scan includes the Heart Scan, the Lung Scan, a CT scan of your Abdomen and Pelvis and a Bone Scan, allowing us to detect liver tumors, gallstones, kidney stones, kidney tumors, aneurysms and abnormalities of the prostate or ovaries. Before you leave you will have had a personal consultation with our health professional.
Electron Beam CT Coronary Angiography (EBA): Approved by the FDA in November 1999, the Electron Beam CT scanner provides an opportunity to examine your coronary arteries without the risks of conventional angiography. Coronary angiography done on the Electron Beam CT Scanner takes only about half an hour and is reimbursed by insurance plans
Lung Scan: Lung Cancer strikes 150,000 Americans each year. Despite treatment advances, five-year survival for lung cancer patients remains only 14%. Only CT scans can find lung cancer at an earlier and potentially more curable stage. All current or former smokers or those exposed to carcinogens such as asbestos could benefit from this test.
3D QCT Bone Scan: Bone density provides the critical information you need to identify osteoporosis, a debilitating disease that can lead to bone fractures. An essential exam for all post-menopausal women, 3D QCT Bone Densitometry is more accurate than conventional DEXA studies.
Virtual Colonoscopy: Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. This test is a new technique for visualizing colon polyps that could become cancerous. This alternative to standard Colonoscopy does not require a hospital or outpatient stay, or anaesthesia. Utilizing air and advanced image rendering, a virtual voyage through your colon is generated from the scan images.